It turns out I'm not the only one who has had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Flynn Riccardo Richarme on Match.com. Email: email@example.com. Cellphone: +44 7937 179231 as well as a Nigerian phone number +234. He wrote me an email and this was in February 2013 and he kept writing until September 2013. The frequency and length of emails increased over time and like with the others who have posted here, he switched to Whatsapp (and Viber) after I gave him my number. I found the email and text message frequency extremely annoying. I didn't pay much attention to the daily text message stream and he accused me of ignoring him and avoiding him. Then he started calling and leaving voicemail. He does not in the least bit sound like he's a native of Montana and there is no trace of a Scottish accent (he claimed he'd spent his formative years in boarding school in Scotland). I noticed that he did the email 'cut and paste' trick too, copying technical terms in architecture and this included making a huge mistake about the design of the Guggenheim Museum in NYC. Another huge mistake he made (Mr. Richarme had become too confident) was that no one would spend their weekend cycling down Park Avenue (unless he was a poor, low-rent take-out delivery boy and not a successful architect attempting a Tour de France moment). Anyway.
In September 2013, this all culminated with him being stuck in Nigeria. His briefcase of cash was stolen in broad daylight. He couldn't leave the country unless he repaid the loan shark. Apparently the loan shark could work with Immigration to stop him from getting on the plane for Florida (since when was Nigeria so well organized in governance... unless the whole country specializes in scams, scams as a national export!). Perhaps Mr. Richarme with the country dialling code of +234 is NIGERIAN. Mr. Richarme begged me for help, he needed me to bail him out. All I had to do was to send him $40,000. Listening to his voicemail, begging me was hilarious. His voice acting job was awful.
Getting a woman to send him $40,000 is how the scam will end successfully for him.